Review: Un Poyo Rojo Aug11

Review: Un Poyo Rojo

Poyo Rojo Dance Base, Aug 11 – 27 (4 / 5) Poyo Rojo’s Un Poyo Rojo is a movement piece set in a locker room. Two men (Luciana Rosso, Alfonso Baron) attempt to upstage the other in an unspoken battle of machismo. Performed mostly in silence, the choreography is gorgeous, funny, sizzling...

Review: B*easts

Something for the Weekend Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 11-13, 15-27 (4 / 5) Very rarely is it comfortable to spend an hour watching someone talk. Usually there is an urge to reply, check one’s phone, grab a coffee or leave. However, Monica Dolan makes it one of the easiest experiences in her...

Review: Bruce Aug11

Review: Bruce

The Last Great Hunt Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 11-13, 15-27 (4 / 5) Bruce is a fantastic show from start to finish. While it may take a while for audiences to get used to the concept, the performers are extremely skilled in manipulating a yellow block of foam to portray various characters in the...

Review: Acéléré Aug10

Review: Acéléré

Circolombia Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, Aug 10-13, 15-20, 22-26 (5 / 5) Acéléré is basically the mic drop of circus acts. It is ferocious from start to finish, beginning with two powerful voices belting Colombian tunes in harmony that return throughout the course of the show...

Review: Atlantic – America and the Great War Aug10

Review: Atlantic – A...

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Assembly Hall, Aug 12, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 (4 / 5) The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Atlantic: America and the Great War is one part of two collaborations between the school and the American Music Theatre Project. It follows a young woman on a...

Review: China Goes Pop! Aug10

Review: China Goes P...

China Arts and Entertainment Group Assembly Hall,  Aug 9-27 (3 / 5) China Goes Pop! features a variety of entertainment acts accompanied by variations of western and Chinese pop music. While there are some acts that are truly impressive and probably will not feature in any other show at the...

Review: Hong Kong Three Sisters Aug10

Review: Hong Kong Th...

Baxter Theatre Centre The Space Triplex, 10-12th August 2017 (3 / 5) After a superfluous prologue, Alice Theatre Laboratory launch into this contemporary experiment drawing on source material from Chekhov’s classic The Three Sisters. The performance is a mixed bag. The Cantonese forms...

Review: Salome Aug10

Review: Salome

Dan Harlan theSpace at The Hilton, North Bridge, Edinburgh Even the most capable performer would find performing Oscar Wilde’s only tragedy as a one man an ambitious feat. Dan Harlan fails to create the vaguest distinction between the roles he switches between. He has not cultivated any...

Review: Mies Julie Aug09

Review: Mies Julie

Baxter Theatre Centre Assembly Rooms,  Aug 9-27 (4 / 5) Set in a farmhouse in post-apartheid South Africa, director Yael Farber draws upon the dramatic conventions of ancient Greek tragedy to deliver a sustained, weighted performance of Mies Julie that serves as both an intimate night between...

Review: Anya Anastasia – Rogue Romantic Aug09

Review: Anya Anastas...

Anya Anastasia Assembly Checkpoint,  Aug 9-27 (4 / 5) Anya Anastasia’s cabaret is fun, flirty and frivolous as she muses about love and relationships through her music, accompanied by a fierce trio of women on keyboard, bass and drums. Her musical style is both familiar and distinct, as...

Review: A Hundred Different Words For Love Aug09

Review: A Hundred Di...

James Rowland Summerhall,  Aug 9-27 (4 / 5) In case James Rowland was being serious, he is wrong. A lot of art has been made about love and he, as the average cisgendered heterosexual white middle-class man, will not get to define it before anyone else does. And yet, this does not devalue a...

Review: How To Win Against History Aug09

Review: How To Win A...

Áine Flanagan Productions Assembly George Square,  Aug 9-13, 15-27 (4 / 5) The best part of How To Win Against History is that it is based on a true story. Henry Cyril Paget was indeed an aristocrat who cross-dressed, whose flamboyance was recognised, and who eventually died in debt in Monte...

Review: Heart of Darkness Aug09

Review: Heart of Dar...

Sun Son Theatre Summerhall,  Aug 9 – 27 (4 / 5) Presented by Sun Son Theatre, Heart of Darkness begins with the lead dancer, who shares with the audience her fascination with her grandmother, whom she was not close to due to her distant manner and language barrier. She wonders if her...

Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Aug09

Review: A Funny Thin...

Baxter Theatre Centre Central Hall, Lothian Road until  Aug 9th American High School Theatre Festival bring to life Sondheim, ‎Burt Shevelove‎ and ‎Larry Gelbart delicious comedy inspired by the ancient Roman playwright Plautus. It contains all the key ingredients mistaken identities,...